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In classical mythology, a cyclops is a member of a primordial race of giants, each with a single round eye in the middle of its forehead. They are fabled to inhabit Sicily, and to assist in the workshops of Vulcan, under Mt. Etna. Cyclops are thought to be sons Neptune and Amphitrite. The name cyclops means "round-eyed" or "circle-eyed". They are thought to be dangerous. The most famous early literary mention of the Cyclops was in Homer's Odyssey when Odysseus landed on the island of the Cyclops on his journey home from the Trojan War. He encountered the Cyclops Polyphemus, who trapped Odysseus and his men in a cave, and proceeded to eat them one by one as food. Odysseus devised a plan to escape by offering strong wine to the Cyclops. When Polyphemus became intoxicated, the surviving men drove a sharp stake into his single eyeball, blinding him they escaped.

Domain: Religion; Category: Mythology

在古典神話中,一個獨眼巨人是種族的一個原始的巨人,每一個都有它的前額在單一的圓眼的成員。他們是傳說中居住在西西里島,並協助在瓦肯星下的埃特納火山的講習班。獨眼巨人被認為是兒子海王星和安菲特律特。名稱獨眼巨人是指"驚詫"或"圓眼睛"。他們被認為是危險的。 的最著名的早期文學提及的獨眼巨人的時候在荷馬的奧德賽 》 中奧德修斯在他回家的旅途獨眼巨人島上登陸了從特洛伊戰爭。他遇到了獨眼巨人斐,被困奧德修斯和他的手下在一個山洞裡,並著手吃他們一個個作為食物。奧德修斯制定了一個計畫,通過向獨眼巨人提供強酒來逃避。當斐成為了陶醉時,倖存男子開進了鋒利的股份他單一的眼球,致盲他他們逃脫了。

Domain: Religion; Category: Mythology

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